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FactChecking Rising Insurance Premiums

October 25, 2011

From By Lori Robertson October 24, 2011 Summary Health insurance premiums for employer-sponsored family plans jumped a startling 9 percent from 2010 to 2011, and Republicans have blamed the federal health care law. But they exaggerate. The law — the bulk of which has yet to be implemented — has caused only about a…

Healthcare Reformers Claim ‘Obamacare” Label

October 25, 2011

From The Hill: By Sam Baker 10/24/11 02:33 PM ET Supporters of the healthcare reform law launched a new campaign Monday to reclaim the term “ObamaCare” and highlight the law’s benefits. Two Colorado-based groups created the website “thanks Obamacare,” which outlines provisions such as the ban on insurers discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions. There’s also a…

Health Coverage Guide For Small Businesses

September 28, 2011

From The Small Business Majority: Everything small business owners and their advisors need to know about offering health insurance. An unbiased resource on cost estimates, tax savings, coverage options, legal rights, and more. (Sorry for the sloppy appearance of this post, but we’re shooting for function over form here at SC Appleseed, and this is…

The Rest Of The Story: Ron Paul’s Campaign Manager Died Of Pneumonia, Uninsured, Unable To Pay Medical Expenses

September 14, 2011

From Gawker: Kent Snyder and his mother By Seth Abramovitch Sep 14, 2011 1:22 AM At CNN’s Tea Party-indulging debate on Monday, Ron Paul, a medical doctor, faced a pointed line of questioning from Wolf Blitzer regarding the case of an uninsured young man who suddenly found himself in dire need of intensive health care.…

Tea-Party Debate Crowd Cheers Letting Uninsured Die

September 13, 2011

A day after the 10th anniversary of the day that supposedly united America, that day we will never forget, audience members at the CNN/Tea Party Express debate erupted in whoops at the prospect of letting the poor and uninsured die. Watch it: [youtube=]

PCIP Provides Bridge For Looming Healthcare Reform

July 25, 2011

From Forbes: By DAVID A. LIEB –07.25.11, 10:21 AM EDT JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — One of the first prongs of President Barack Obama’s health care law has been in effect now for a year, and the result in Missouri is that about 500 additional people with chronic health problems now have insurance. It is, by…

Free Health Care Blitz

July 22, 2011

From WLTX: There’s a free health care blitz by SC Mission coming to Columbia in August. Lauren Talarico reports. Follow link for video.

How Effective Will A Federal Health Exchange Be?

July 20, 2011

From Politico: New state health insurance marketplaces are supposed to be set up in every state  by 2014. By J. LESTER FEDER | 7/18/11 10:31 PM EDT Will there really be a strong federal health insurance exchange to take over for states that don’t build their own? Or is it a paper tiger? That question…

Is There A Cure For The Healthcare Mess?

July 8, 2011

From Dollars & Sense: By Gerald Friedman America’s broken health-care system suffers from what appear to be two separate problems. From the right, a chorus warns of the dangers of rising costs; we on the left focus on the growing number of people going without health care because they lack adequate insurance. This division of…

Why American Health Care Costs Too Damn Much

May 19, 2011

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